J. Brian Freeman

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

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Courses Taught

  • Colonial Latin America
  • World History II

Research Interests

J. Brian Freeman's work has been published in various books and journals, including Studies in Latin American Popular Culture and the Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies. His co-edited volume Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Mexico was published in 2013 by University of Alabama Press. He is currently working on a book on the history of the automobile in twentieth-century Mexico.

Education

  • Ph.D., History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
  • B.A., Political Science & Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin

Selected Publications

  • "Carlos Chávez," Icons of Mexico (ABC-CLIO), Eric Zolov (ed.) (in press)
  • "El Vocho: A Mexican People's Car," Icons of Mexico (ABC-CLIO), Eric Zolov (ed.) (in press)
  • Editor with Araceli Tinajero, Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico (University of Alabama Press, 2013)
  • " 'Los Hijos de Ford': Mexico City in the Automobile Age, 1900-1930," in Technology & Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico, Eds. J. Brian Freeman y Araceli Tinajero (University of Alabama Press, 2013)
  • "El automóvil y el turismo Norteamericano en México, 1900-1940," in Historia de México desde la óptica de la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Sociedad Mexicana de Historia de la Ciencia y de la Tecnología, 2013)
  • " 'La carrera de la muerte': Death, Driving, and Rituals of Modernization in 1950s Mexico," Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 29 (2011)
  • "Driving Pan-Americanism: The Imagination of a Gulf of Mexico Highway," Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies (Fall/Winter 2010)

Selected Presentations

  • "El automóvil y la ciudad latinoamericana," Tecnología e Historia en América Latina Workshop, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, October 15, 2012 (invited)
  • "Panamericanismo sobre ruedas: México, Estados Unidos y la época del automóvil, 1900-1940," Seminario Permanente de Historia e Instituciones Económicas, Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico, March 20, 2012 (invited)
  • "Business, Nationalism, and Aviation in 1920s and 1930s Mexico," 126th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 5-8, 2012
  • "Tecno-globalismos y tecno-nacionalismos en México, 1900-1950," Conferencia Tecnología, historia y sociedad en Chile y México, Especialidad en Historia Económica and the Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, September 14, 2011 (invited)
  • "La Carretera Panamericana, el circuito del Caribe, y el turismo Norteamericano en México y Cuba, 1898-1961," Conferencia Movilidad, historia y turismo en Chile y Mexico, Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades (CEIICH) and the Postgrado en Estudios Latinoamericanos, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, September 12, 2011 (invited)
  • "Entre la 'americanización' y la 'mexicanización': el caso del automóvil en México, 1900-1940," Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM, Mexico City, México, March 31, 2011 (invited)
  • "El automóvil y la industrialización de México," El Colegio de México, Mexico City, México, March 29, 2011 (invited)
  • "Building Roads, Staging Races, and Consuming Modernity: Mexico and the Carrera Panamericana, 1950-1954," Nueva Academia de San Juan de Letrán, Oaxaca, México, July 2008

Recognitions

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades, UNAM(March 2013-February 2014) [declined]
  • Graduate Center Dissertation Writing Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Graduate Center Research Grant (2011)
  • Fellowship, Oaxaca Summer Institute in Modern Mexican History (2008)
  • Travel Grant, Department of History, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2008)
  • Sponsored Chancellor's Fellowship, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2006-11)

 

Contact:

J. Brian Freeman
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
Tel: 973-443-8743
jfreeman@fdu.edu

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